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Anyone out there....?

Postby citabria » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:48 pm

Seems the HAM bands have been a little quiet lately.. Ive been quite active on 70cm - anyone else interested in a chinwag sometime?

Cheers,
Matt
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Re: Anyone out there....?

Postby kevnerd486 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:37 am

Hi Matt,

What rpt are you using in Sydney on 70cm? I notice there are a few new ones now up and operating. Unfortunately, some of them TX far better than they receive (always a tricky balancing act when setting up Rpt's).

Let us know where you’re hanging out. Getting into summer I’m listing on 6M a lot, but when in the shack or the car the ye ole FM900 is normally sitting on 439.825.

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Re: Anyone out there....?

Postby citabria » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:21 pm

I've never really worked 6 meters before - funny cause ive got a FT890 sitting on my bench! Might have to fire it up sometime this summer - what is a good 6 meter DX antenna?

At the moment i'm always on 438.2000 - in P25 :) - and I also have a radio on my local machine, VK2RHC - 438.5500 (91.5Hz) in ye olde analog FM.

Which repeater is 439.8250? Is that Berowra?
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Re: Anyone out there....?

Postby system_tech » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:49 pm

citabria wrote:I've never really worked 6 meters before - funny cause ive got a FT890 sitting on my bench! Might have to fire it up sometime this summer - what is a good 6 meter DX antenna?

At the moment i'm always on 438.2000 - in P25 :) - and I also have a radio on my local machine, VK2RHC - 438.5500 (91.5Hz) in ye olde analog FM.

Which repeater is 439.8250? Is that Berowra?


Hi Matt,

looks like I have "that" frequency now :-)

9825 is actually Kurrajong, but is linked to Berowra 8275 [-5.4 offset] and Berowra 2m - 147.175 [+ 0.6 offset]

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Re: Anyone out there....?

Postby citabria » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:49 pm

lol, yes indeed!
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Re: Anyone out there....?

Postby system_tech » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:58 pm

Matt .. great to see a p25 presence must have been good luck :-) ;-)
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Re: Anyone out there....?

Postby citabria » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:08 pm

Yes!

A rather talented individual helped arrange that one ;)
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Re: Anyone out there....?

Postby Wonky » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:20 pm

citabria wrote:At the moment i'm always on 438.2000 - in P25 :)


Is that a P25 amateur repeater Matt?

Just checked the emission designator (6K00W7W) - going to have to pull the chart out to work that one out!
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Re: Anyone out there....?

Postby citabria » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:04 pm

Correct - it is.

Deviation in reality is 2.5k

edit - since discovered this is not the case - P25 deviation is ALWAYS -/+1.8kHz regardless of channel settings..
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Re: Anyone out there....?

Postby Wonky » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:12 am

Great work - is that the first one established in Aus?
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